The Green Box Boutique

Despite living in Woodstock for over two years, I just discovered the The Green Box Boutique in the Square. It features eco-sustainable and fair trade items, including clothes, jewelry, gifts, wine, coffee, and (wait for it) VEGAN PURSES! We rushed out of the store on Saturday, so I went back yesterday for a closer look.  I bought some whole bean coffee and made it this morning; it’s very good.

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I made a Clean-out-the-Fridge Lentil Soup last night. It was perfect for a cold, rainy night.

  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 cup of sliced carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 tsps cumin
  • salt, pepper, red pepper flakes to taste
  • 3/4 cup red lentils
  • 3/4 cup black lentils
  • 4-5 cups of veggie broth
  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 4 tsps lemon juice

In a large soup pot, saute celery and carrots in a little water. Add zucchini, bell pepper, garlic, cumin and red pepper flakes.  Add lentils and 4 cups of broth, bring to a boil and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Add quinoa and extra broth and simmer until quinoa is cooked. Add lemon juice and serve.

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